Traditional Paneer Tikka Masala

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Paneer Tikka Masala is a popular Indian Cottage Cheese side-dish made with paneer. Paneer is rolled into tikkas and added to a tomato based gravy. It is a great alternative to the Chicken Tikka Masala. It is loved by Vegetarians for its rich, appetizing taste.  

The roasted paneer is added to the spicy gravy that gives away the perfect blend of flavours. This traditional Paneer Tikka Masala gravy goes well with paratha, naan or any type of Indian bread. 

Learn how to make this delightful Paneer Tikka Masala with this step-by-step recipe guide.

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

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  • 75g - paneer
  • 100g - tomato
  • 25g - butter
  • 100g - cream
  • 25g - curd
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - jeera powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp - kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 25g - cashew nuts
  • 25g - mawa
  • 2 tsp - coriander leaves
  • 200g - green chillies
  • Lime juice of a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • For tandoori masala:
  • 1 cup - curd
  • 3 to 4 tbsp - kaju paste
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • Lime juice
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Traditional Paneer Tikka Masala

  • Cube the paneer. Prepare tandoori masala and apply it on the paneer cubes. Roast the paneer in an oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • In a hot kadai, add tomato to melted butter.
  • Add chilli powder, jeera powder, garam masala, kasuri methi and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add curds and kaju paste to it.
  • Add cream gradually as the oil leaves the gravy.
  • Add the roasted paneer to the gravy.
  • Garnish it with mawa, cream, chopped coriander leaves and broken kaju pieces.
  • Serve it with hot parathas.